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Dundalk Clarke railway station (Irish: Stáisiún Dún Dealgan Uí Cleirigh) serves Dundalk in County Louth, Ireland.

Dundalk Clarke

Dún Dealgan Uí Cleirigh
Iarnród Éireann
Dundalk (1).jpg
Dundalk Clarke Railway Station
LocationCarrickmacross Road, Dundalk, County Louth, A91 TD61
Republic of Ireland
Coordinates54°00′07″N 6°24′47″W / 54.002°N 6.413°W / 54.002; -6.413Coordinates: 54°00′07″N 6°24′47″W / 54.002°N 6.413°W / 54.002; -6.413
Owned byIarnród Éireann
Operated byIarnród Éireann
Platforms3
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Station codeDDALK
Fare zoneE
History
Opened15 February 1849; 170 years ago (1849-02-15)
Key dates
1849Dundalk Junction opened
1894Dundalk Junct. Station closed
1894Dundalk opened
1966Renamed as Dundalk Clarke Station
Belfast–Dublin Main Line
Year
closed
Belfast Lanyon Place NI Railways
Botanic
City Hospital
City Junction
to Belfast Great Victoria Street
Adelaide
Balmoral
Finaghy
M1
Dunmurry
Derriaghy
Lambeg
Hilden
Lisburn
Knockmore
2005
Maze
1974
Broomhedge Halt
1973
Damhead Halt
1973
Moira
M1
Pritchards Bridge
1844
Lurgan
Goodyear Halt
1983
Seagoe
1842
Portadown
1957
Tanderagee
1965
Scarva
Acton Crossing
1954
Poyntzpass
Augheranter Crossing
1954
Knockarney Crossing
1965
1955
Goraghwood
1965
to Warrenpoint
1965
Mullaghglass
1901
Newry
Wellington Inn
1852
Adavoyle
1933
Mt. Pleasant
M1
Dundalk Clarke
Dundalk Junct. station
1894
1957
Castlebellingham
1976
1975
Dromin Junction
1975
Dunleer
1984
Newfoundwell
Drogheda MacBride
Laytown
Dublin Suburban Rail
Laytown Viaduct
Mosney
2000
Gormanston
Dublin Suburban Rail
Balbriggan
Dublin Suburban Rail
Skerries
Dublin Suburban Rail
Skerries Golf Club Halt
1960
Baldongan
1847
Rush and Lusk
Dublin Suburban Rail
Rogerstown Viaduct
Donabate
Dublin Suburban Rail
Malahide
Dublin Suburban Rail
Portmarnock
Dublin Suburban Rail
Clongriffin
Dublin Suburban Rail
Howth Junction
& Donaghmede
Dublin Suburban Rail
Kilbarrack
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Raheny
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Harmonstown
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Killester
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Clontarf
1956
Clontarf Road
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
North Wall Yard
to Alexandra Road
Docklands
Dublin Suburban Rail
Dublin Connolly
Luas
Luas Red Line
to Tallaght
Trans-Dublin Line
& Rosslare Line
Northern Commuter
Newry NI Railways
(
one early-am
weekday trip
)
Dundalk Clarke
Castlebellingham
(planned)
Dunleer
(planned)
to Navan
(freight only)
Drogheda MacBride
Laytown
Mosney
(closed 2000)
Gormanston
Balbriggan
Skerries
Rush and Lusk
Donabate
Malahide
Portmarnock
Clongriffin
DART Howth Branch
Howth Junction
& Donaghmede
Kilbarrack
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Raheny
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Harmonstown
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Killester
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
Clontarf Road
Dublin Area Rapid Transit
The Royal Canal
Dublin Connolly Luas
Luas Red Line
to Dublin Heuston and Tallaght
Tara Street
Dublin Pearse

It consists of an island platform, with a bay facing south. It is served by the Dublin-Belfast "Enterprise" express trains as well as local Commuter services to and from Dublin. There is a small museum located in one of the station buildings, displaying various railway artefacts and photographs.

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HistoryEdit

The original station opened on 15 February 1849 as Dundalk Junction (being located at the Junction of the Dublin-Belfast line and the Dundalk and Enniskillen line), the current Dundalk Station, 350m to the north, opened in June 1894.[1] It was given the name Clarke on Sunday 10 April 1966 in commemoration of Tom Clarke, one of the executed leaders of the Easter Rising of 1916.[2]

ArchitectureEdit

The ticket office and modern waiting area are located at road level, whereas the station proper is beneath this at track level. The two sections are connected by a Victorian covered walkway, and by a 21st-century lift for disabled access. The station is noted for its fine iron, glass, and polychromic brickwork. It has been said to be the finest station on the Dublin-Belfast line.[3]

GNR Railway WorksEdit

The town had the important Railway Works on the Great Northern Railway of Ireland system. Amongst the products developed was the railbus.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dundalk station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 5 September 2007.
  2. ^ Irish Railway Record Society
  3. ^ Clarke Station Description at Archiseek
  4. ^ Rail buses developed at Dundalk GNR Works - Independent.ie

GalleryEdit

External linksEdit

Preceding station     Iarnród Éireann   Following station
Drogheda
MacBride
  Enterprise
Dublin-Belfast
  Newry
  Commuter
Northern Commuter
  Terminus
or
Newry
(One daily train)
Disused railways
Dunleer   Córas Iompair Éireann
Dublin-Dundalk
  Terminus
Castlebellingham   Great Northern Railway (Ireland)
Dublin-Dundalk
  Terminus
Terminus   Dundalk and Enniskillen Railway
Dundalk to Enniskillen 1851-1925
  Inniskeen
Terminus   Great Northern Railway (Ireland)
Dundalk to Enniskillen 1925-1957
  Kellybridge Halt